SOLitude Lake Management, an industry leader in lake and pond management, fisheries management and related environmental services for the United States, participated in eleven recent environmental cleanup events in honor of Earth Day. SOLitude employees, family members and friends volunteered a total of 120 hours of their time to help collect over 6,000 pounds of trash and debris in our local communities throughout the country.
SOLitude’s Hampton Roads, Virginia team and friends participated in Keep Norfolk Beautiful Day, organized by the East Ocean View Civic League in Norfolk, Virginia and helped remove an estimated 3,660 pounds of trash from beaches and streets in Ocean View. The Hampton Roads team also organized a staff cleanup on Earth Day and picked up trash along the road and woods near their office in Virginia Beach.
The Charlottesville, Virginia team, along with several students from the University of Virginia, volunteered with the Rivanna Conservation Alliance and loaded a pickup truck with debris removed from Quarry Park. The environmental clean-up was teamed with a buffer planting as well, which included the planting of over 300 seedlings in the park.
North Carolina team members participated in the annual Haw River Clean-Up-A-Thon and, along with 22 other teams of volunteers, collected trash along Haw River near Pittsboro, North Carolina.
SOLitude staff and family in Nashville, Tennessee joined a local yoga group for a community event on Earth Day to clean up “Love Circle” – a popular public park in Nashville that overlooks the city and offers an excellent vantage point for watching the sunset. Following the clean-up, a yoga class was offered in the park with the goal of helping to cultivate peace in the community.
SOLitude’s Mid-Atlantic team members also showed their love for our mother earth by participating in environmental events in April. Employees and family members volunteered with the Brandywine Red Clay Alliance in Downingtown, Pennsylvania to clean up the Brandywine River. The team paddled in canoes along four miles of river to remove over 500 pounds of trash that included plastic and glass bottles, an assortment of recreational balls, a basketball rim, a rubber ducky and a baby pool. And at Goddard Park in London Grove Township, Pennsylvania, staff and family planted 300 Arrow Arum plugs around a pond in the park. Arrow Arum is a beneficial emergent plant that helps to create a strong aquatic buffer zone around lakes and ponds.
Mid-Atlantic team members in Delaware volunteered with the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environment: Division of Fish and Wildlife for a tree planting event in southern New Castle County. The event involved the planting of over 200 saplings on a clearing marked for reforestation for riparian buffer development in Augustine Wildlife Area.
In Hackettstown, New Jersey, several employees and one family member took part in the Musconetcong Watershed Association’s 24th Annual River Clean Up. The event brought out nearly 400 volunteers who worked along 42 miles of the Musconetcong River to remove litter and debris.
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PHOTO CAPTION: SOLitude Lake Management employees, family members and friends volunteered over 120 hours of their time at environmental cleanup events in honor of Earth Day.
The SOLution is a company-wide program that encourages the company and all employees to strive to “create a better world” through volunteerism, community outreach, sustainability and environmental consciousness. SOLitude’s company leadership feels it is important to not only be good stewards of the environment and good corporate citizens, but also to fulfill company core values to “take action and be accountable” and to “protect and respect nature.” To participate or share a non-profit's goals for consideration in The SOLution, contact Tracy Fleming at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.solitudelakemanagement.com/solution.
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